Posts Tagged ‘resource’

from past times

September 11, 2008

I have a fairly large collection of books about food, and part of that includes old gems like the 365 Days of Crisco (It’s Digestible!) and Into the Freezer (and Out!) and Diet in Disease.  I was thrilled to receive this link to a large digitized collection of pamphlets, housed at the University of Iowa: http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/szathmary/

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What, exactly, is that?

March 5, 2008

A few months ago, I read Twinkie, Deconstructed, in which the author investigates every ingredient listed on Hostess Twinkies, explaining what each does, where it comes from, and why it’s used. I found the story of baking soda very interesting, since I hadn’t known it was mined (I only knew about the original process of refining it from ashes), and the reliance of the US food chain on supplements and additives from China frightening, since the information came to me just a few weeks after the poisoned pet food fiasco (and the subsequent lead in toddler toys fiasco).

I was reminded of the book today when I came across this list of food additives on Cooking for Engineers.